Riot Games (League of Legends) today announced a closed testing period for the much sought-after game Valorant will start April 7, 2020. In addition to the Valorant Closed Beta news, the company has also brought online the first developer diary, which you can watch below.
The Closed Beta will be limited to players in Europe, Canada, Russia, Turkey, and the United States – with the possibility of a later rollout to more regions. Riot Games is collaborating with Twitch to entitle fans with Valorant Closed Beta access.
To be eligible for entitlement to the Closed Beta, players in Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and the United States should follow the steps below:
Register for a Riot account (create a Riot account here).
Link your Riot account to a Twitch account (create a Twitch account here).
When the Closed Beta activates in your region (EU and NA for now), watch specific Valorant streams highlighted on Twitch for the opportunity to be entitled for Closed Beta access.
Valorant is a competitive 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for the PC, currently in development at Riot Games. Set to launch around the globe for most regions in Summer 2020, Valorant is a precise and lethal multiplayer game with high-fidelity gunplay, a diverse arsenal of guns, agents with unique abilities, and competitively tuned maps for thousands of hours of play.
Valorant is a free-to-play game and optimized to perform on a wide variety of PC hardware, allowing for a global audience to compete. Demonstrated by the game’s best-in-class game server quality, global infrastructure, and proprietary anti-cheat technology, Riot Games is committed to preserving the core tenets of the tactical shooter genre and upholding the competitive integrity of the gameplay experience.
In Valorant, players choose from a diverse cast of hypernatural, battle-ready agents from real-world cultures and locations, each bringing a set of unique abilities that complement gunplay through tactical information and strategic support, changing the way players approach a situation. Abilities are designed to create tactical opportunities for players to take the right shot.
Because ensuring high-fidelity gameplay and maintaining competitive integrity matter the most in Valorant, Riot Games invested in an unprecedented, best-in-class technical back-end to support the game, including: dedicated 128-tick servers for all global players, for free; a custom-built netcode in pursuit of precise hit registration; server authoritative game architecture and proprietary anti-cheat prevention and detection from day one.
Valorant is highly consequential, so players should know for certain that their win or loss is the sole outcome of their own skill and strategy.
In case you missed them, you can watch the Gameplay preview and character reveals below! The eight characters announced so far include Brimstone, Cypher, Jett, Omen, Phoenix, Sage, Sova and Viper.